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|The Twins |
Castle, river crossing
Robb Stark and his men enter the Twins- by Michael Komarck ©
|Government||House Frey , Feudal Lord.|
|Religion||Faith of the Seven|
|Founded||six hundred years ago|
|Named for||its twin castles|
The Twins, sometimes known as the Crossing, is the seat of House Frey in the northern Riverlands. It is a fortified crossing of the Green Fork of the Trident and consists of two identical castles and a tower in the middle of their bridge.
The Twins consists of two identical castles standing on a margin of the Green Fork of the Trident. A stone bridge arches between them. This bridge is wide enough for two wagons to cross abreast, and is guarded by a tower in the middle known as the Water Tower. It is the only crossing point over the Green Fork for hundreds of miles in either direction, from the North to the western Riverlands. It lies directly athwart the main route from Winterfell to Riverrun.
The Freys have held the crossing of the Green Fork for six hundred years. It took them three generations to complete the bridge, after which they built timber keeps on each bank of the river. Since then, the Freys have grown wealthy by charging a heavy toll on all those who need to cross - a fact which irks many older or more powerful houses. The timber keeps have since been replaced by stone. These castles are what give the stronghold its name, for they are identical. They have high curtain walls, deep moats and a barbican and portcullis in each. The bridge footings rise from within the inner keeps. Given their strong castle, strategic location, wealth, and numbers, the Freys are one of the most powerful bannerhouses sworn to House Tully, able to raise four thousand men-at-arms.
The seat of the Lord of The Crossing is a massive chair of black oak. Its back is carved in the shape of two towers joined by an arched bridge.
A Game of Thrones
A Storm of Swords
The Twins are the stage for the event known as the Red Wedding.
Chapters that take place at the Twins
- A Game of Thrones: 59. Catelyn IX
- A Storm of Swords: 49. Catelyn VI
- A Storm of Swords: 50. Arya X
- A Storm of Swords: 51. Catelyn VII
- A Storm of Swords: 52. Arya XI
|“||The Twins—two squat, ugly, formidable castles, identical in every respect, with the bridge arching between—had guarded the crossing for centuries.||”|
|“||In the Twins, you learned early that only full blood siblings could be trusted, and them not very far. ||”|
References and Notes
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